President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Abed Ayoub has decades of experience in the relief sector, most recently as CEO for Islamic Relief USA. Dr. Ayoub holds a PhD in International Development. In April 2010, he was appointed to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to serve on its Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA), and in 2013, he was reappointed. Dr. Ayoub provides advice, analysis, and recommendations to USAID on the most pressing development issues in the world today. He is also serving a second term with the U.S. State Department’s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group.
Chairman of the Board
Prior to his appointment as the Vice President of Operations at Islamic Relief USA, Khaled Falah spent close to nine years in the public sector serving as senior technology executive for several governmental agencies in Washington, D.C. His tenure with the D.C. government included leadership roles at the Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Mr. Falah was among the original IT professional team that helped transform D.C. government agencies from a technologically deficient status in 2000 to award-winning leaders in best practices by 2006.
Mr. Falah graduated with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Southern Illinois University and earned a Master of Science in Management of Information Systems from the University of Maryland. Mr. Falah is a Federally Certified Chief Information Officer from the CIO University, and a Federally Certified Enterprise Architect from the Federal Enterprise Architect Council. He also holds a Certified Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute.
Vice President of Fundraising
Dr. Shahin serves as the Vice President of Fundraising at UMR. He has served as head of Community Public Relations at Islamic Relief USA for the past five years. Dr. Shahin joins UMR with a professional fundraising background and extensive expertise in education. He holds a PhD in Learning and Teaching, a Doctor of Laws (L.L.D.) Honorary degree, and a PhD in Islamic Law.
Dr. Shahin is the Secretary General for NAIF (North American Imams Federation), where he previously served as the Chair of Board of Trustees. Dr. Shahin is also the founder of the Imams Council of Arizona and was appointed the Chairman of CAIR-AZ Advisory Board from 2004-2012.
Chief of Strategy and Partnerships
President, CEO, and co-founder of PASS. Dan has devoted more than 25 many years to maximizing the impact of philanthropy on the global stage. In senior management roles, as a consultant, and as an adviser, Dan has partnered with many leading social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, philanthropies, and nonprofits to develop and direct philanthropic and business development initiatives. Previous roles Dan has served include Vice President of Advancement with the Atlantic Council and Director of Development with Freedom House.
Chief of Governance
Executive Consultant at PASS and a recognized expert in structuring government/foundation grants & contracts, reporting, compliance, governance, process improvement and foreign operations. She has served in senior financial and operational positions at organizations as varied as the American Bar Association, PBS, Pathfinder International, the American Cultural Center in Baghdad, and the Pacific/Asian American Mental Health Research Center at the University of Illinois. She has extensive experience in leading Finance, Treasury, HR, IT, Legal, Administration, and Compliance functions in both nonprofit and for profit entities. Beverly has served in an advisory/consulting/training role to Guidestar, InterAction, the Institute for International Education and InsideNGO. She also serves on the Board of the Grameen Foundation.